Panic disorder is often associated with chest pain that can either be of cardiac and noncardiac origin. As a result, rates of cardiovascular diseases are high in PD as is the risk of mortality.
Mind-body practices such as yoga and meditation have been shown to reduce symptoms related to high arousal in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Investigating the link between anxiety disorders and the incidence of cardiovascular diseases. Measures of blood pressure and heart rate variability help understand this association.